Police respond to a 911 call at the Fort Worth, Texas, apartment of Colleen Crowley, whom Manziel had dated. She told police she had gotten into an argument with Manziel after the pair went out with friends the previous evening (the 29th) in Dallas. "The preliminary investigation determined that a possible assault had occurred in that jurisdiction or multiple jurisdictions," the Fort Worth police said in a statement. When Crowley told police she was worried for Manziel's safety, police dispatched a helicopter to search for him after he doesn't answer his phone. They later determined he was safe. No arrest was made because the incident took place in Dallas, but Fort Worth police said they will cooperate with Dallas police to see if a crime was committed.
The NFL said it will investigate the incident.
Paul Manziel attempted to get his son to enter the Enterhealth Ranch addiction facility in Van Alstyne, Texas, but Johnny Manziel did not stay. This news is revealed by Paul Manziel in a story in the Dallas Morning News.
Paul Manziel tried to have his son admitted to Carrollton Springs Hospital, a psychiatric and chemical dependency hospital in Carrollton, Texas, but his son was allowed to leave, per the Dallas Morning News. The paper reported that Paul Manziel told a Denton County sheriff that he believed his son was suicidal.
The Browns released a statement on Johnny Manziel from director of football operations Sashi Brown, saying: "We've been clear about expectations for our players on and off the field. Johnny's continual involvement in incidents that run counter to those expectations undermines the hard work of his teammates and the reputation of our organization. His status with our team will be addressed when permitted by league rules." A league source said the Browns will try to trade or release Manziel when the league year begins March 9. The Browns don't release Manziel immediately because they don't have the salary cap space to do so.
Crowley filed an affidavit in Tarrant County Court in Texas seeking protection from Manziel, according to WFAA-TV in Fort Worth.
Manziel attended a Dallas Mavericks game, but politely declined an interview from ESPN's Tim McMahon.
Fort Worth police released the report on the incident with Crowley. WFAA also released a more detailed account, quoting anonymous sources. Among the details:
-- Manziel and Crowley were together at the ZaZa hotel in Dallas, and Crowley said he acted "as if he were on some kind of drugs," but not intoxicated.
-- Manziel drove Crowley home, saying he didn't want her to drive while intoxicated. Crowley said Manziel hit her several times in the car. WFAA reported that Manziel told Crowley "shut up or I'll kill us both."
-- Crowley told WFAA she lost hearing in her left ear as a result of a blow from Manziel.
-- WFAA reported the argument continued in Crowley's apartment and Manziel left when she grabbed a kitchen knife.
The 911 call from a neighbor is also released. The caller said she heard screaming. She went to see what happened. The caller said Crowley told her that her boyfriend "beat her up."
Manziel told TMZ that the allegations are not true, saying "It didn't happen." He adds: "I'm completely stable. I'm safe and I'm secure." He said he has great things ahead and is committed to playing football.
Paul Manziel told WFAA: "We're trying to get our son better. We're not there yet."
Fort Worth police release a statement saying the case is closed because no crime was committed in their jurisdiction.
Dallas police released a statement saying because there is no complaint, the case in their jurisdiction also is closed.
The NFL said its investigation will continue.
Johnny Manziel's agent Erik Burkhardt released a statement saying he is dropping Manziel as a client. One month earlier, LeBron James had announced he was dropping Manziel as a client in his LRMR marketing firm. Denise Michaels, Manziel's publicist, said she will continue to work with Manziel.
Paul Manziel is quoted in the Dallas Morning News detailing his efforts to get his son into rehab. He told the Morning News: "I truly believe if they can't get him help, he won't live to see his 24th birthday." Johnny Manziel turned 23 on Dec. 6, 2015.
At some point during the day Crowley met with the Dallas police to make a statement about what took place the night of July 29.
Browns owner Jimmy Haslam said at Super Bowl 50 that the Browns reached out to Johnny Manziel several times since the incident with Crowley, but he did not respond to any of their calls.
A source close to Manziel, who spoke to the quarterback on Feb. 5, told ESPN's Jeremy Fowler that Manziel "is concerned" about all of the stories about him and said he is doing "all right."
A Tarrant County judge granted Crowley the restraining order, ruling Manziel cannot see Crowley for two years, and that he must stay 500 feet from her home and workplace as well as pay $12,000 in legal fees. The court clerk said the records are sealed at the judge's order. The Associated Press and WFAA reported the ruling, stating: "The court finds there is reason to believe that family violence occurred."
Dallas police released a statement saying they are opening a criminal investigation into a domestic violence assault complaint filed against Manziel.
Crowley released a statement to WFAA stating: "I met with domestic violence specialists at the Dallas Police Department. I provided them with a complete description of the events on the night of Jan. 29 and answered their questions. I don't know what will happen next with this case -- that'll be up to the Dallas Police Department."